for everyone whose sick of sudo read this

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Wed Jun 29 21:19:12 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:38:30AM +1200, Stephen Ward wrote:
> I will put my 2c in though.  I do have a root account set up on my
> boxes, of course I never use it but it is a good last resort eg.  I had
> a user edit /etc/sudoers and broke it.  sudo wouldn't work.  It was a
> production machine so recovery mode was not ideal - the root password
> was a life saver.  But using it for everyday stuff, especially running
> gnome as root is a very very bad idea.

Not really related to your point, and probably something you
already know: people shouldn't be editing /etc/sudoers
through an ordinary text editor anyway. They ought to be
using the 'visudo' command, which blocks the more egregious
syntax errors.

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at
+(617) 308-5571
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